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Torres Re-Signs With Edmonton

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via TSN,

The Edmonton Oilers have resigned restricted free agent Raffi Torres to a three-year, $6.75-million contract

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Early Evening Reading

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Spector has some early evening talk regarding Yashin and Jovanovski…

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Oilers On Nylander Situation

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Edmonton Oilers,

The Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club is compelled to clarify the unfortunate and unprecedented circumstances surrounding the Edmonton Oilers and Michael Nylander.

On Sunday, July 1, 2007, Kevin Lowe, Oilers General Manager, and Mr. Mike Gillis, Certified Agent for Michael Nylander, negotiated and agreed to a multi-year NHL Standard Players Contract, starting in 2007/08. Mr. Gillis confirmed same to the Oilers in writing.

The Oilers then proceeded with preparations to announce Mr. Nylander’s contract agreement on July 2, and concurrently continued with the process of negotiating with other free agents based upon Mr. Nylander being an important roster ingredient for the future.

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Curtis Sanford Signs in Vancouver

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From TSN,

The Canucks have signed goaltender Curtis Sanford to a one-year deal worth $600,000.

continued…

Note: any updates will be provided at Canucks & Beyond

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Wild Re-Sign Walz

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Minnesota Wild,

Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed center Wes Walz to a 2007-08 contract.
As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

added 6:12pm, Link to story at Wild site…

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Bringing the Buzz Back to St. Louis

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the AP via NHL.com,

Signing Paul Kariya to a three-year, $18 million free agent contract was a bit of a budget-busting move for the rebuilding St. Louis Blues.
But that doesn’t mean the franchise’s next move will be balancing the ledger with the payroll now at about $44 million, or about $4 million higher than new ownership had projected. Team president John Davidson said Tuesday no corresponding transactions are planned, and added the franchise isn’t out of the dwindling free agent market yet.

continued…

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New Year For Nolan

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP via NHL.com,

He heads to training camp a different player after a full comeback season under his belt. He missed two years after recovering from a serious knee injury and ended up with 40 points (16-24) in 76 games with the Phoenix Coyotes last season when he earned $1.225 million.
“I think the biggest issue I had last year was getting my timing down,” Nolan said on a conference call. “After being two years off, my timing took quite a while to come back, more than I expected. . . . Once I got that under control, I felt more free in the game, and I don’t think that’s going to be an issue this year.
“I know what to expect now, I know what the pace of the game is. I just expect to have a good year.”

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Wild Sign Nolan Schaefer

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Minnesota Wild,

Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed free agent goaltender Nolan Schaefer to a multi-year contract.
“Nolan is a young goaltender with a strong record in the minor leagues and some experience in the NHL, and has great potential to become a full-time NHL goaltender,” said Assistant General Manager/Hockey Operations Tom Lynn.

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Oilers Sign Mathieu Garon

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via the Edmonton Oilers, The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent goaltender Mathieu Garon to a two-year contract.

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KK - 600th Member Prize Draw

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

The 600th KK member registered over this past weekend, which means we’ll be doing another random draw amongst all KK members.  The prize is gift certificate for $25 for either Shop.NHL.com or IceJerseys.com.  Paul will do the drawing in the next 24 hours and the winner will be contacted by Friday. 

The next drawing will take place after the 800th member registers (which is free, simple and allows you to enter various other contests over the season, too).

Thank you to everyone for all the support, visits, links, comments, tips and friendly words. It makes a busy job rather fun for all of us.  And KK will always be a free source of hockey news and views, but we appreciate it if you check out our advertisers once in a while.  Cheers!

And now, back to the hockey news…

 

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